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Educational Applications of Second Life

Second Life is a fantastic medium for rich immersive learning experiences. For educators that are new to the environment it may seem a bit daunting when exploring its potential for education in their specific discipline. Fortunately, resources have been built by its residents to provide new educators with ideas on how to implement SL in their courses.

This site will be used to provide our faculty and staff with such information:

Websites

Kay, Jo, (2009). Educational Uses of Second Life. Retrieved April 14, 2009 from http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/educationaluses

Global Kids, Inc.’s (2007). Best Practices in Using Virtual Worlds for Education. Retrieved April 14, 2009 from http://www.holymeatballs.org/pdfs/BestPractices.pdf

Carter, C, (2008). Second Life Projects. Introducing Your RL Students to Second Life… Retrieved April 14, 2009 from http://www.cxknowledge.com/Intro_SL.html

In this site you will also find: Rubric Template for SL Educational Projects

Youtube Videos:

Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities. Retrieved April 14, 2009 from

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGR9q43dag&feature=related

Educational Uses of Second Life. Retrieved April 14, 2009 from

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOFU9oUF2HA&feature=related

O’Driscoll, T (2007). Virtual Social Worlds and the Future of Learning. Retrieved April 14, 2009 from

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2jY4UkPbAc&feature=related

(2007). Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life. Retrieved April 14, 2009 fro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfsSGBraUhc&feature=related

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